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Since I'll be joining you soon enough...

I'll introduce myself.  Kimi_Cas suggested posting here, so I'll give it a go.  My name is Marla (obviously) and I will soon be living in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.  My husband will be teaching English there.  We have a 3 1/2 month old daughter named Irene.  I will be staying home with her and (eventually) finishing my English degree online (I'm so close; only 9 hours to go!).  We've been having issues getting DH's visa straightened out thanks to some sabotage on the part of a previous employer there, as well as a not-so-ethical ex-recruiter, but we are on track for a March 27 departure.  That's about it.  Thanks for "listening."

Re: Since I'll be joining you soon enough...

  • We may be heading that way in the next few months! Welcome to the board.
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  • Welcome! Sounds like a lot of stress. Your daughter is beautiful though - and such a lovely name :)
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  • Hi and welcome to the board.  I hope that everything goes smoothly from here on out regarding your move.
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  • hello and welcome! i hope your move goes smoothly :o)
  • Welcome to the board! ?Irene is such a cutie. :) ?I hope your DH gets the visa sorted quickly.
  • Hello and welcome to the board!  I hope things go smoothly with your move!

  • Good luck and have fun!  Your DD is adorable.  I was in S. Korea this autumn for business. Loved the food and the stylish people!  They have the coolest eyeglasses I have ever seen, I wish I had time to buy some! 
  • Welcome to the board!  It seems like despite some difficulties, you and your family are set for an exciting adventure!  Your daughter is adorable :)

    Good luck with getting all things in order for your departure!  Keep us updated.
  • Hello and Welcome!! I hope everything goes smoothly for you here on out!
  • Welcome! ?Glad to hear that you will be on your way soon. ?Hope everything goes well!
  • Welcome and GL!
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  • Hi and welcome! ?I hope your visa issues get sorted out and you have a very smooth move.
  • Thank you, all.  :)  We're certainly doing all we can to get everything ready.  We're finding it to be very challenging packing what is most important into 4 bags, especially since we have a little one with needs of her own.  This will be my first international trip.  What a way to get started! 
  • I am sooooo excited!  Finally, another SK Nestie!

    I am an American married to a native of the country, so if you need anything at all, give us a holler.  You will just be beside yourself with the great many cheap and adorable things you will be able to buy your daughter.  Goodness, if we meet up, I'll probably buy her things to vicariously live through you, LOL.

    We live in Seoul, which is in Gyeonggi-do but like a land of its own, lol.  We won't be too far from one another if you're interested in meeting!

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    I am sooooo excited!  Finally, another SK Nestie!

    I am an American married to a native of the country, so if you need anything at all, give us a holler.  You will just be beside yourself with the great many cheap and adorable things you will be able to buy your daughter.  Goodness, if we meet up, I'll probably buy her things to vicariously live through you, LOL.

    We live in Seoul, which is in Gyeonggi-do but like a land of its own, lol.  We won't be too far from one another if you're interested in meeting!

    Wow!  Hi!  We will be living 2 stops from Suwon on the line and 13 from Seoul.  I would love to meet a fellow American, as I'm not going to know anyone in the country at all.    

  • Welcome to the board & best of luck with your visa issues.  Looking forward to hearing all about your adventures.
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  • Welcome! It's nice to have another young mom in the Asia-Pacific region. I'm not a SAHM yet, but will be once our baby is born.

    It gets pretty quiet on the board here outside of EU business hours, so I'd love to have someone else in my part of the world to 'chat' mom stuff with during our hours :-) 

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    image Choensa:

    I am sooooo excited!  Finally, another SK Nestie!

    I am an American married to a native of the country, so if you need anything at all, give us a holler.  You will just be beside yourself with the great many cheap and adorable things you will be able to buy your daughter.  Goodness, if we meet up, I'll probably buy her things to vicariously live through you, LOL.

    We live in Seoul, which is in Gyeonggi-do but like a land of its own, lol.  We won't be too far from one another if you're interested in meeting!

    Wow!  Hi!  We will be living 2 stops from Suwon on the line and 13 from Seoul.  I would love to meet a fellow American, as I'm not going to know anyone in the country at all.    

     

    Suwon is beautiful!  There's an amazing fortress (Hwaseong) there that you can't help but love.  If you like talking walks with your daughter, as a resident of Suwon, you can go for a stroll on a certain part of the fortress that others have to pay for.  I've got some pictures here (though most are from the palace there):

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2636474&id=13927456&l=ecf51

    That must mean you are right on line #1 for the subway, which is definitely the most convenient line there is.  :D

    Ah, this will sound crazy, but if you have big feet, you won't be able to easily buy shoes here.  I average around an 8.5, which ends up being about 255-260 in Korean sizes, but the biggest size you can get is 250.  I had to bring a suitcase full of shoes.  -.-;  If you aren't used to making food for your daughter (or aren't there yet, for that matter), you'll probably be making your food most of the time.  There isn't a whole lot of the gerber style stuff.

    If you like baking and your place will actually have an oven, you'll want to bring vanilla extract with you and any other specialty spices with you.

    I swear there is no ranch dressing in all of this land, but I don't know if you are allowed to bring it.  My family sent me a powdered mix.

    Etc, etc... ^.~  If you're on facebook and can see an add me link through the link I provided, please feel free to do so!  I have TONS of photos up, and my contact info is there as well.

     

  • Welcome to IN Asia-Pacific!

    DH and I are Americans living in Tokyo.  I look forward to getting to know you!

  • I'm glad you made it over here. :) When you move, you will have a nestie friend now. ^_^
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